Died: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Milford (Mel) R. Parish, Sr. of Lake Orion passed away on Nov. 8, 2012 at the age of 94.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalie, loving father of Gary of Warren, Rick (Renee) of Lake Orion, Ruth (Jime) Ankney of Allendale, and the late Danny. He was also a dear grandfather of 11 and a great grandfather to many.
A Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theater, Mel was a longtime member of the Big Chief Barbershop Chorus in Pontiac and also sang for many years with the Church Street Singers.
Mel was also a recipient of the Citizen of the Year award in Pontiac.
Private family funeral services have been held through Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared by visiting sparksgriffin.com.